St. Kilian 2016/2017

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Signature Edition - Six
Calculated age
03 years old
Spätburgunder-, Bourbon-, und Rye-Casks
Number of bottles
47.5 % Vol.
50 ml 500 ml
Added on
29 oct 2020 1:41 pm by Vassago Clynelish

Average value

€ 60.37

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Whisky reviews for St. Kilian 2016/2017

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.17 points.

  1. LordBellamy scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    with water: it becomes softer, very lemony

    Conclusion: young but drinkable. I like the mix of barrel selection, the bourbon and red wine barrels in particular come through quite well. But ultimately just too young a malt.
    • Nose
      harsh, very young, cereals, oats, mineral, but in between a warm wave of vanilla and cake batter always comes through, with clearly berries and banana, overall quite OK
    • Taste
      very thin start, light vanilla, berries, pear and only very subtle oak
    • Finish
      Here you notice the youth most strongly, quite weak finish, very short, grain with vanilla, berry fruit and very subtle oak notes, on the back slightly dry

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  3. Drum scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Light fruits and fresh sparkling wine or punch dominate the "Six" for me. Too little happened to me in the mouth, it's a bit thin there. I would have wished for a little more. But especially in summer it fits well, it is light, "juvenile" sparkling and quite tasty. Yes, I like it, but it doesn't trigger any real storms of enthusiasm.
    • Nose
      Light grapes, malt, (white) wine notes, a slight musty sweetness, cigarette tobacco, cereals, "Citrus Fresh" floor cleaner, lemons, pears, yellow flowers.
    • Taste
      Lively, reminiscent of sparkling wine and the associated tingling in the mouth, punch, a pleasant sweetness and freshness, malty and berry aromas. Despite the 47.5% it seems quite thin in my mouth.
    • Finish
      Sweet, mentholic and again sparkling wine and punch aromas with bright, plump grapes, some grain spice, citrus fruits and what remains is a tingling feeling without burning.

  4. Moses scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    I share the notes from "H emdl".
    Well described, ... thank you!
    LG Moses

  5. Hemdl scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    In the nose, due to the barrel combination, it is still quite neat, because it conjures up a pleasant sweetness and is quite pleasant overall.
    A single disappointment on the palate. Here the "Signature Edition" is immature and alcoholic.
    The finish is short and painless, but overall it is anything but something that I as a distillery would like to bring to the people as a "Signature Edition".

  6. Merl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Don Cassi scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Ui, it starts very idiosyncratic, somehow meaty and spicy, like meat broth, paired with light fruit notes, possibly peach. After a short time, the spicy notes evaporate and it becomes sweeter and fruity, but also looks much younger. The fruit changes into light-colored grapes, with a light mineral note of dust in the background.

    Still light, sweet and sour and relatively boring in the mouth. In the finish there is actually some oak, which is still a bit young and bitter. Unfortunately, there isn't much more to come.
    Length: 3/10

    The nose starts off strongly in the first few moments, then unfortunately it breaks down rapidly, only the increased alcohol content saves it a little. All in all, unfortunately, too young and immature.

    Grade: 3+

  8. Martin1965 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The youth can still get through !!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Bright fruits, little, vanilla, grapefruit, menthol
    • Taste
      84 84
      Herbs, fruity, spices, vanilla
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length and sweet

  9. Maltkanzlei scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Pear, flowery, fruit schnapps, citrus, unexpectedly alcoholic, malty, slightly sticky sweetness, overripe grapes.

    More notes and reviews on Facebook under #Maltkanzlei.

  10. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity, fresh, apricots, citrus fruits, nuts, oak, coffee beans, cereals
    • Taste
      82 82
      Grain, nice honey sweetness, slightly nutty, coffee beans, oak
    • Finish
      83 83
      Nuts and oak stay dry longer

      Overall rather a short finish

  11. jan.berg scored this whisky 55 points Expert Junior

    Color: light gold
    Viscosity: medium
    Dram: undiluted

    The sixth edition is now a terroir whisky from St. Kilian and should be a Franconian whisky version. Barley malt from Bamberg and wine barrels from a winery in Lower Franconia. But what the Ex-Rye whisky barrels are supposed to have to do with Franconia remains a mystery. In my opinion, these rye barrels get through too much and the wine barrels too little. Overall, the barrel influence is very low and you can tell he is young. In my opinion, the barley malt brandy character comes through too strongly. So unfortunately not my case yet. It will be interesting when he has reached a certain age.

    My rating system:
    100-95: Exceptional whiskys
    80-94: top whisky
    50-79: standard whisky
    0-49: flops
    • Nose
      The first impression is sweet and fruity, pear compote, green apple, powdered sugar, slightly malty, jelly bananas, gratinated bananas with honey, milk chocolate, mineral notes after fresh rain on a stone floor, in the background very light malty dark tones of rye bread, light cowshed moments, cereal
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity very similar to the nose, cherry jam, vanilla crescents, green apple, pickled pears, baked bananas with honey, spicy gingerbread, exotic fruits like apricots, mandarins, sharp notes of ginger and white pepper, light grapes, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      Fruity and rather short finish, becoming very dry like a red wine, andstringency, light vanilla notes, light grapes, bananas

  12. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I really enjoyed this sixth Signature Edition from St Kilian Distillers. The interplay of yellow, partly exotic fruits, creamy vanilla with barley sugar as well as the rich and warming spices create a pleasant harmony in aroma and taste. No trace of youthfulness, it seems amazingly mature. An excellent composition of the three different types of casks, skilfully created by the master distiller and blender, Mario Rudolf. Well done!

    I thank St. Kilian Distillers for the complimentary sample!
    • Nose
      Fresh and light fruity on the nose with apricot and tropical fruits, accompanied by delicious grapes and vanilla cream. This is followed by spicy tones of ginger and some pepper with notes of malted barley in the background. Very appealing and by no means young.
    • Taste
      Immediately creamy sweet and wonderfully fruity on the palate with grapes and again apricot as well as exotic fruits that are difficult to identify individually, banana maybe. Then a warming spiciness becomes noticeable with ginger, clearly pepper and oak. This is accompanied by slightly bitter notes of grape skin and malted barley towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long, pleasantly warming and initially sweet and creamy with barley sugar and vanilla. Then slightly bitter notes of grape skin and oak are added.

      With water: After adding a few drops of water very fresh on the nose with grapes and yellow fruit jam. This is accompanied by creamy vanilla. Overall a little less spicy. Intense and spicy, however, on the palate with much more pepper and ginger. Then some vanilla, malted barley and fruit sweetness towards the finish. The finish is of medium length, very creamy with vanilla and barley sugar, then becomes a bit drier and slightly bitter with grape skin and oak.

  13. Maltimizer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Young and fresh, muesli with unripe grapes, later stronger wine and flavor
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fresh, sweet, tangy, creamy, sweet grapes, light fruits
    • Finish
      84 84
      Mild, medium length, well balanced, somewhat dry

  14. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    official information from the distillery:

    The mild Signature Edition SIX is a Franconian whisky version. The special barley malt "Barke" comes from Bamberg in Upper Franconia and provides a robust, grainy aroma. The barrels of the noble Pinot Noir come from Lower Franconia, from the famous Fürst winery in Bürgstadt am Main. With this reference to the beautiful home region "Churfranken", the new single malt whisky clearly has "terroir".
    Single malt whisky

    ~ 6530 bottles (0.5l) -filled with 47.5% vol.
    ~ Matured for over 3 years in Pinot Noir, Bourbon and Rye barrels
    ~ Double distilled in our original Scottish pot still stills
    ~ not smoky
    ~ A fine sweetness followed by wine aromas and aromas of grain
    ~ Made from 100% pure barley malt
    ~ Natural color
    ~ not cool filtered
    ~ In the St. Kilian pot still bottle with high-quality gift packaging
    ~ Item number: DJ000078-001

  15. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur


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